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Department General Surgery
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Manometry
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single-Port Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
  • Surgical Drains
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cellulitis
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma in situ
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Intussusception
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Sepsis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
View all 47 Specialties +


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About Andrew Smith, MD

Andrew C. Smith, MD, is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He practices all aspects of general surgery at Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, with particular interest in laparoscopic surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgery of the breast and hernia repair.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair, hernia repair and trauma surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical treatment of diseases of the breast

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/20/2023, Dr. Smith has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

215 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Smith was very nice and listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2024

Dr Andrew smith is in a league of his own. The residents were attentive answering questions and explaining what was happening and why

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

I would recommend Dr. Andrew Smith any time. He takes his time explaining things and doesn't act like he has one foot out the door!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Smith is the best doctor I have ever had to see. So caring and attentive

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Doctor and nurse practitioner were both thorough and very compassionate

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I've been very happy with Dr Smith and his staff. Thank you Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Andrew Smith was personable and provided thorough explanations. Dr. Smith made me feel comfortable and actively listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

I like Dr. Smith. He us very caring and spends time with you. I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

The nurses and Doctors I have had are very professional and caring. Great operation!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Smith went above and beyond explaining my next course of treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Smith is an EXCELLENT Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I have managed departments before so am used to evaluating people an processes! I was blown away with his entire team! From his my chart people to nursing to checking in staff. Dr Smith is an excellent physician as well in every attribute!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Smith explained everything to me in great detail. He took his time and listened to my concerns and answered my many questions. I felt so much better after meeting with him.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr Smith is an incredible Dr. Excellent listener and very intelligent. He very much cares. Excellent that you have him on your staff.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

I really like Dr. Smith. He also answered all my questions and looked at the disk with my last ultrasound, as it was not done at the clinic. Noticed that I had two, not one hernia. Described how he would make the incisions for the operation. Took plenty of time with me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Smith to time to explain everything thoroughly, answer my questions, explain pros and cons and give me info to make decisions.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Smith is outstanding. He explained the options for my surgery and provided me with the option he believed was best. He communicated clearly and explained what I would need to after the surgery was ompleted, both verbally and in writing. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

My care provider was Dr. A Smith himself

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Smith is an amazing physician and a wonderful human being. He is very professional and cares so much for the patient.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

DR Smith and his team is absolutely the best!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2023

Dr. Smith and his crew were/are more then I ever expected!!!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Always great with Dr Smith

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Smith was very attentive to all of my needs and answered all of my questions. He's a very kind and compassionate person.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Andrew Smith was super nice and friendly. He was also very informative of what was going on with me and what can be done.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Smith is respectful and professional. I feel totally confident under his care. He explains things very well and always checks that I understand enough and am comfortable. So happy to have found this group and would totally recommend to others needing breast care.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Smith was very informative, caring and professional. Have a high degree of confidence in his ability to treat me.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Great doctor,made me very comfortable as he did the procedure

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Smith is a very caring and kind person. I always look forward to talking with him. His pleasant demeanor makes it easy for me to talk to him. He has a wonderful reputation and I was happy that he was my surgeon. He is the BEST.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Andrew Smith is the Best!!! I am very fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Smith really listens and is so caring. I feel so well taken care of when I see him.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Office staff was very helpful, doctor was on time, personable and quite knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Smith always treats you as a person first. He talks his time and makes sure all your concerns are addressed. He is one of the best.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Smith is a very kind individual. He was very thorough in explaining procedures and answering questions I had. I never felt rushed and appreciated his overall concern for my well-being.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Good stuff, great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr.Smith is awesome.im not big on Dr, hospital's but after meeting him he made me so at ease.looking forward to the surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Smith is always compassionate & kind. He always listens & explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

*Dr. Smith & *Dr. Aldeen? Were so very kind!

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